TEHRAN AND ROOSEVELT
(trad./AGNES "SIS CUNNINGHAM)

Tune: "OLD ROSIN THE BEAU"/"LINCOLN AND LIBERTY"


THE ALMANAC SINGERS, 1942: BESS HAWES, PETE SEEGER, MILLARD LAMPELL, WOODY GUTHRIE, ARTHUR STERN, SIS CUNNINGHAM (left to right)


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Lyrics as printed in ANTI-FASCIST SONGS of the ALMANAC SINGERS (mimeographed songbook, c. 1942)


Hurrah for the choice of the nation --
Our chieftain so brave and so true.
We'll go for the great coalition --
Tehran and Roosevelt too!
CHORUS:
Tehran and Roosevelt too --
Tehran and Roosevelt too.
We'll back the bullets with ballots --
Tehran and Roosevelt too!
Down with appeasers in Congress
The Hearsts and the Deweyites too
We'll send them back to perdition
And vote for the Red, White and Blue!

So Union men, to the rally!
United and strong we will stand
Undaunted by Quisling disrupters
For Freedom's the choice of our land.

Our soldiers are smashing the Axis
As the scene of the battle unfolds
We'll win the WAR at the front
And win the PEACE at the polls!


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